Detiktoday.com – 75 years ago, the United Nations (UN) was formed so that World War II would not repeat itself and so that the world could be more peaceful, stable and prosperous. War will benefit no one. It is nothing to celebrate victory in the midst of collapse, and nothing to be the biggest economy in a sinking world.
President Joko Widodo in his speech at the general debate session of the 75th General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) reminded the UN’s current role. The speech was delivered virtually as broadcast on the Presidential Secretariat YouTube on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.
“At the 75th anniversary of the UN, we should ask, has the world we dreamed of been achieved? I think our answer will be the same. Not yet, ”said the President.
According to President Jokowi, currently conflicts still occur in various parts of the world. Poverty and even hunger continue to be felt. The principles of the UN Charter and international law are often ignored, including respect for territorial integrity and sovereignty.
“We are all concerned about this situation. Our concerns are getting bigger during the Covid-19 pandemic. When we should all be united to work together against the pandemic, what we see is that there are still divisions and increasingly sharp rivalries, “he explained.
President Jokowi views that all countries should unite and always use a win-win approach to mutually beneficial inter-state relations. According to him, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic was extraordinary both in terms of health and socio-economy.
“We also understand that this virus does not recognize national borders. No one is safe until everyone is, “he said.
“If divisions and rivalries continue, then I fear that the foundation for sustainable stability and peace will waver or even disappear. A world that is peaceful, stable and prosperous is increasingly difficult to realize, “he added.
Support for Palestine
On this occasion, President Jokowi also said that Indonesia is determined to continue to contribute to world peace in accordance with the mandate of the constitution. According to him, Indonesia will continue to play a role as a bridge builder, as part of the solution.
“Consistently, this commitment continues to be carried out by Indonesia, including when Indonesia sat as a member of the UN Security Council. The spirit of cooperation will always be put forward by Indonesia, a spirit that benefits all parties, without leaving any country. No one, no country should be left behind, “he said.
This equality of degrees was emphasized by the Father of the Indonesian Nation, Soekarno, during the Asian-African Conference in Bandung in 1955 which produced the Principle of Sila Bandung. Until now, the principles of the Dasa Sila Bandung are still very relevant, including the peaceful settlement of disputes, the promotion of cooperation, and respect for international law.
“Palestine is the only country present at the Bandung Conference that has yet to enjoy its independence. Indonesia continues to consistently provide support for Palestine, to get its rights, “he said.
Meanwhile, in Southeast Asia, Indonesia and ASEAN countries will continue to protect Southeast Asia as a region that is peaceful, stable and prosperous. On its 53rd anniversary, August 8, 2020, ASEAN reiterated its commitment to continue to maintain regional peace and stability.
“The spirit of cooperation and peace is then pushed by Indonesia to a wider region, the Indo-Pacific region, through the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific,” he said.